The last restaurant I visited for the Manila’s Signature Dishes 2010 is the namesake of the chef whose brains is behind the restaurant, Chef Robert. Chef Robert’s is a modest restaurant along Banawe Avenue in Quezon City. The feel of the restaurant is homey, and the food selection is just right.
That night, we were to try the Lengua ala Pobre set by Chef Robert Tan. It’s composed of a Caesar Salad dish for starters. The Caesar salad was better than a lot I have tried. It’s simple yet it works.
Next is the Lengua ala Pobre. The ox tongue was soft and tender, and it easily breaks in your mouth. The sauce was yummy and it’s not too overpowering. The serving though could be bigger, especially for a big eater like me, but the price was just right with the serving we got.
For dessert, we had the Blueberry Panna Cotta, which was rich and really flavorful. The panna cotta base was creamy and the sugar level was just right. I say it can stand-alone. The blueberry gave accents to the dish, and was refreshing altogether.
Of course, the meal would not be complete without a glass of Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon. Perfect :)
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